Sunday, August 25, 2019

Tag "Muhammadu Buhari"

    Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Fayemi: Governors yet to take a position on state police

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his colleagues are yet to take a stand on the issue of state police.The governor, who is chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), disclosed this at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said the meeting was convened to address the security [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, says the ninth assembly will be inaugurated on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Sani-Omolori said he is in receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari to that effect.The clerk said the eight assembly officially terminates by 12 midnight on June 8."I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for branding residents of the federal capital territory as “necessary evil".Buhari had described them as "necessary evil" for voting the PDP during the last general election.But in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said resorting to branding Nigerians evil for exercising their rights is completely "un-presidential" and must be condemned by [...]

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    Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked  President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the ongoing face-off between leaders of the party.Nabena said Buhari's intervention in the disagreement between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and John Odigie-Oyegun, his predecessor, is necessary to avoid a weakening of the party's foundation.Oyegun had accused his [...]

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    Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has described residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) as "necessary evil" for voting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.Speaking when a delegation of FCT residents paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday, the president said he is putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for "myself and the [...]

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    Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

The presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.This is in the report it submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The panel, chaired by Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, was constituted [...]

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    Fashola: I doubt if any nation is doing what Buhari’s govt has done

Fashola: I doubt if any nation is doing what Buhari’s govt has done

Babatunde Fashola, former minister of power, works and housing, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari's administration for the "strides recorded so far".According to Channels Television the former minister described the achievement of this government as one of a kind, saying perhaps only a few or no other government has recorded such feat.Fashola was quoted as saying instead of engaging in one activity [...]

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    Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

Don’t attack the president, Kumuyi tells Christians

William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has urged Christians not to attack the president of the country through any means.Kumuyi, who gave the admonition during his sermon at the Deeper Life Bible Church, headquarters, Gbagada, in Lagos, said that real Christians must obey constituted authorities and shun violence.In his sermon entitled “The Believers’ Preservation Until the [...]

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    Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

Buhari departs Jeddah for Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed the royal terminal of King AbdulAziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for Abuja.This was after attending the 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Makkah.NAN reports that the presidential aircraft conveying the president and members of his entourage left the Jeddah airport for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 2:45pm local [...]

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    I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

I expect all PDP lawmakers to endorse me, says Lawan on senate presidency

Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, says he expects all senators on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to endorse him for office of senate president.Lawan was reacting to the support Peter Nwaboshi, a PDP senator, declared for him.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, the senate leader said Nigerians only care about the betterment of their lives and not [...]

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    Amnesty to Buhari: Human rights should top your agenda this term

Amnesty to Buhari: Human rights should top your agenda this term

Amnesty International Nigeria has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to make human rights a priority in his new term.Speaking on Friday at the launch of "Nigeria: Human Rights Agenda", a publication,  Osai Ojigho, director of Amnesty International Nigeria, said during the first term of Buhari over 300 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were killed.Ojigho added that many peaceful [...]

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    Shehu Sani: As petroleum minister, Buhari should’ve addressed subsidy issues by now

Shehu Sani: As petroleum minister, Buhari should’ve addressed subsidy issues by now

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says as minister of petroleum resources, President Muhammadu Buhari should have addressed fuel subsidy "by now."Sani said this while speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Thursday.The senator was contributing to a debate on a report for the payment of subsidy arrears to some oil marketers.The lawmakers eventually approved a [...]

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    Buhari declines assent to maritime varsity bill

Buhari declines assent to maritime varsity bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), passed by the national assembly.Buhari also declined assent to the institute of chartered biochemist and molecular biologist bill 2019.The president's decision to decline assent to the two bills were contained in two separate letters read by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the [...]

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    Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Power vacuum: Osinbajo thanks Saraki for ‘not doing anything funny’

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has thanked Bukola Saraki, senate president, for not taking advantage of a power vacuum, shortly before he and President Muhammadu Buhari were sworn in for another term.NAN quoted Osinbajo as saying this while speaking at a dinner held in honour of him and Buhari at the Aso Rock villa on Wednesday.The vice-president represented Buhari, who is billed [...]

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    This is pathetic, says PDP on Buhari’s failure to deliver inaugural address

This is pathetic, says PDP on Buhari’s failure to deliver inaugural address

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari's failure to deliver an inaugural speech as "pathetic".Buhari failed to deliver any speech after taking oath for another term on Wednesday.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said Buhari's action showed his "insensitivity and the level of derision" with which his handlers and party hold Nigerians.The party said in [...]

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    Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

Buhari heading to Saudi Arabia for OIC summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday depart Abuja for Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to attend a summit of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Shehu said the 14th summit of the OIC billed for Friday would be hosted by Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, [...]

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